Center for Speech and Language Disorders opening in Jan.

Monmouth Universitys new Center for Speech and Language Disorders will open on January 20, 2015. The Center, located at 184 Monmouth Park Corporate Center on Highway 36 in West Long Branch, N.J., will provide speech and language evaluations and therapy for children and adults. The Center will operate on a free-services basis, with a registration… Read More Center for Speech and Language Disorders opening in Jan.

Schools Must Offer Communication Supports, Feds Say

The Obama administration is reminding schools of their wide-ranging responsibilities to students with disabilities who struggle with speech and other communication difficulties.In guidnace issued Wednesday, federal officials said the nation’s public schools have obligations under three separate laws to “ensure that communication with students with hearing, vision and speech disabilities is as effective as communication… Read More Schools Must Offer Communication Supports, Feds Say

A lifelong journey: Karate helps man live with cerebral palsy

Marcus Yuen could probably knock you out.He wouldn’t. He’s far too nice, smiles too big, jokes too much. But the 21-year-old second-degree black belt in karate probably could do it.Marcus practices karate kata, which doesn’t involve combat, as well as kobudo kata, which uses Okinawan weapons.He’s worked harder than most to achieve his ability. You… Read More A lifelong journey: Karate helps man live with cerebral palsy

GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge for speech and language programs to help children with autism

West Lafayette, Indiana – SPEAK MODalities LLC, a startup commercializing an iPad application to help improve communication for children and families affected by severe, nonverbal autism, received top honors at the 2014 International 2014 GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge. The award is given annually by the German Academic International Network – Transatlantic Entrepreneurship Network, or GAIN-TEN,… Read More GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge for speech and language programs to help children with autism

Disabled students aren’t as disabled as you think [Commentary]

This summer, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, startled public school systems nationwide by shifting the focus of enforcement of federal laws covering students with disabilities from technical compliance like timelines to accountability for academic outcomes. The shift has seismic impact, plunging the number of states who fully meet federal requirements from 41 to… Read More Disabled students aren’t as disabled as you think [Commentary]